Film Festivals + TV = New Audiences

By | April 22nd, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

For a TV series, the spotlight of a Film Festival premiere is an opportunity to prove its ability to stand on its own as a cinematic story and attract new audiences. Now, as the quality of TV fare warrants it, a trend has begun to emerge as film festivals add new sections to their program [...]

2015 Festival Award Winners ~ It’s a Wrap!

By | March 17th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Writer, producer, director Phil Lord; The Obscure Spring poster The vibe of the night at this past Saturday's Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival Awards Night Ceremony, held at Olympia Theater at Gusman Center, may be best summed up by Miami-born writer, producer, director Phil Lord, who quoted the following food for thought [...]


By | March 2nd, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Two thousand and thirty two films have been screened by the Festival since it began in 1984, and 1,323 of those since 2004, when the event settled into its now permanent home at Miami Dade College.  This coming Friday, March 6th, and for 10 full days running, we will add 124 new films to both statistical columns, [...]

U.S. Premiere of Multiple Goya Winner MARSHLAND Added to Festival Lineup

By | February 17th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Raúl Arévalo and Javier Gutíerrez in Marshland Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival has just scored the U.S. Premiere of Marshland (La isla mínima), a stylish thriller which last week became the third highest Goya-awarded film in history—only The Sea Inside and Ay, Carmela! have won more—making it a worth-the-wait late addition [...]

GUEST BLOG: Cheryl Boone Isaacs & The Oscars, by Kevin Sharpley

By | February 13th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Cheryl Boone Isaacs The Academy Awards, the biggest event in film is coming soon, and so is my favorite event in film, Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival, and I'm truly as excited as I've ever been! Although I have accomplished quite a bit in my career, including a film that features [...]

An Amazing 34 Goya Nominations!

By | February 5th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Miami Dade College's Miami International Film Festival continues to demonstrate its close connections with Spain's best contemporary cinema, as Spain's Academia de Cine gets set to hand out its 29th set of Goya Awards this coming weekend, on February 7th at the Centro de Convenciones y Congresos Principe Felipe in Madrid. This year, the Festival's programming has [...]

Canada & Comedy

By | February 2nd, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

One of Canada's greatest entertainment exports has long been its seemingly endless supply of talented comedians. Just putting Canada and comedy in the same sentence instantly brings to mind the classic sketch comedy show SCTV, through which such comic geniuses as Martin Short, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Catherine O'Hara, Rick Moranis, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy [...]

Miami International Film Festival Titles Have Strong Showing at 87th Oscar Noms

By | January 15th, 2015|INDUSTRY NEWS|

Wild Tales At this morning’s 87th Academy Award nominations, films from Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival made a strong showing! From the upcoming 32nd edition of the Festival (March 6 – 15, 2015), Argentina’s Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes), our opening night film, is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film [...]

A Quartet of Miami Film Talent Set to Screen at Sundance & Slamdance 2015

By | December 15th, 2014|INDUSTRY NEWS|

This week we are celebrating four talented Miami filmmakers who’ll be heading to the snow-capped mountains of Park City, Utah next month to showcase their latest work. Three of the films will be featured at Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 22 to Feb. 1, 2015)—the prestigious Fest founded in 1969 by Robert Redford, and a fourth at [...]

MiamiFF Announces US Premiere of Jazz Age Globetrotting Drama ‘The Lost Aviator’

By | November 25th, 2014|FILM SPOTLIGHT, INDUSTRY NEWS|

With last night's unveiling of the MiamiFF32 poster as an image from Miami's history (Orson Welles in Miami Beach 1943), MiamiFF revealed today the first title of the 2015 Festival's official selection - another shot of vintage Miami: The Lost Aviator, by Australian filmmaker Andrew Lancaster.  Against his family’s wishes, Andrew decided to open up a cold case [...]

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